Resource Webinar 6

Valuing Care and Family Caregivers

Goals of the Webinar

  • To inform the public and stakeholders about the scope of family caregiving work this is not accounted for in the GDP
  • To see what we are doing in Alberta
  • To discuss the implications for policy change with experts from across Canada
  • To have input related to priorities for future change

Speakers and Speaker Slides

  • Jane Badets:  Senior Advisor Statistics Canada, “What is the Care Economy?”

  • Dr. Janet Fast: Professor, Department of Human Ecology, University of Alberta, “Family Caregivers The Economic Value of Care Work
  •  Dr. Richard Lewanczuk, Senior Medical Director for Health System Integration for Alberta Health Services (AHS),  “Supporting Family Caregivers as Alberta Moves to Integrated Care Closer to Home”
  • Johnna Lowther. Director of Programs and Services Caregivers Alberta “Supporting Alberta’s Caregivers: Valuing their Care.”